Advisory: OPI Brings Best-Selling Author on Asperger Syndrome to Montana

Monday, April 23, 2012
By Allyson Hagen

OPI Brings Best-Selling Author on Asperger Syndrome to
Communities for Free Presentations

The Montana Autism Education Project of the Office of Public Instruction is bringing author Rudy Simone to multiple cities throughout Montana this week. Rudy Simone, author of four books on Asperger syndrome, will give free presentations throughout Montana on: why female Asperger's is different, Asperger's and employment, and how to have a successful relationship when one or both partners have Asperger's.


Wednesday, April 25th
Billings - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Billings Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane, as part of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference 

Thursday, April 26th
Helena - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Gateway Center, 1710 National Avenue

Friday, April 27th
Missoula - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Double Tree Hotel Edgewater, 100 Madison Avenue, as part of the Western Montana Autism Conference 

Saturday, April 28th
Kalispell - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Summit Medical Fitness Center, 205 Sunnyview Lane   

For more information on Ms. Simone's presentations, go to:


Rudy Simone is the author of three best-selling books on Asperger syndrome: Asperger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High-Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates, Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger’s Syndrome, and 22 Things a Woman Must Know if She Loves a Man with Asperger Syndrome. Ms. Simone just released a fourth book, 22 Things a Woman with Asperger Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know.

Ms. Simone has been interviewed by Time Magazine, the NY Times, the Sunday Times (London) the Telegraph, the London Daily Mail and other publications and radio stations. She has blogged professionally for Psychology Today, and her books are known for cutting to the real issues facing people on the spectrum, through thorough research and a lifetime of living with the syndrome.


To pre-arrange an interview with Ms. Simone, contact her via email: or by telephone at 646-233-1263. She is currently on Pacific Time.

The Montana Autism Education Project (MAEP) of the Office of Public Instruction provides training and consultation services to Montana schools, educators and parents to enhance the life and education of students with autism spectrum disorders. The MAEP also provides autism information through its blog, mailing lists and relationships with other state agencies and organizations which focus on autism spectrum disorders.


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